Casey Pugh’s brainchild of collaborative fandom love is up against against network-producted fare for Glee and Dexter for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media – Fiction. Big congratulations to Casey and all who participated!
The Emmys are rarely a big deal for genre shows, but Lost is one of the few that have gotten plenty of love – and that adds up to twelve nominations for their final season, including Outstanding Drama Series. (Along with True Blood.) Matthew Fox, Terry O’Quinn, Michael Emerson and Elizabeth Mitchell are all up for acting.
Robot Chicken got two nominations, one for their ‘Full-Assed Christmas Special’ and another for Seth Green’s voiceovers.
As for the other genre nods, Ian McKellen got one for being the only part of The Prisoner remake that anyone liked, while Caprica, Stargate Universe, and V will duke it out with original flavor CSI for special effects.
Amazon.com has this exclusive clip from Caprica, the Battlestar Galactica prequel series that will have its premiere episode on DVD/digital download on April 21, 2009, but won’t actually air as a series until 2010. Want more clips? Movieweb has seven clips available, and io9 briefly talks about them.
Meanwhile, the Washington Post looks to Battlestar Galactica for 10 business lessons. Lesson #8: Don’t store all your backups in one place.
First off, the absolute most important thing you should know tonight is that the finale runs a whopping 11 minutes over, so set your DVRs accordingly. Reviews have been mixed – Los Angeles Times’ Mary McNamara says it’s “everything a fan.. could hope for,” while the Boston Herald’s Mark A. Perigard calls it “wildly uneven.” And over at the San Francisco Chronicle, Tim Goodman asks if the BSG void can be filled, equating it to The Clone Wars in the process. Uh-huh.
From the fannish side, io9 has 12 plotholes that must be filled tonight, and Sci Fi’s DVICE reveals the winners of their Steampunk Cylon contest.
Of course, this won’t be the last we’ll see of the old Galactica: in addition to the Caprica prequel, there’s a spinoff movie directed by Edward James Olmos, The Plan, coming in the fall.
With the two-hour ‘backdoor pilot’ still in scheduling limbo (we got a trailer in July, but SciFi.com proper has some catching up to do) it’s pretty shocking that the channel has gone ahead and greenlighted the actual series. Here’s hoping that that the Battlestar Galactica’s final season doesn’t depress the audience too much to tune into a prequel.
Finally realizing that they’ve only got a season left on their most buzzworthy bit of original programming (Sorry Flash) and there’s only so far they can stretch it, the Sci-Fi Channel has given Battlestar Galactica prequel/spinoff Caprica the go-ahead. Ron Moore and David Eick are on board, and production will begin in Vancouver this spring. I doubt there will be folk-singing Cylons, but you never know.
And don’t forget to tune into Letterman tonight for the BSG top ten!
First draft scripts for Caprica have shown up at Sci-Fi’s offices. The show, a spin-off/prequel to Battlestar Galactica, has been described as a “family drama and a political drama about corporations and politics” surrounding the creation of the Cylons.
The Sci-Fi Channel has annouced that Caprica, a Battlestar Galactica spin-off set more the 50 years before the current series. The series is part of their development slate, and might not get picked up, but with the BSG connection I’d say it has a pretty good chance.